Archive for the ‘TeX/LaTeX’ Category

How to create a crossword puzzle in LaTeX?

Monday, February 27th, 2012

How to create a crossword puzzle in LaTeX?

Brief discussion and pointers to packages to create crossword puzzles in LaTeX.

Could be a useful classroom device.

I suppose the harder question would be how to write a LaTeX macro that solves crossword puzzles. ­čśë

Found thanks to: Christophe Lalanne’s A bag of tweets / Feb 2012.

TeXmaker 3.2 released

Sunday, December 25th, 2011

TeXmaker 3.2 released

Update of: TeXmaker 3.0 Released!

From the post:

The version 3.2 of the free cross-platform LaTeX editor TeXmaker has been released today, read on LaTeX-community.org. New features, cited from the ChangeLog file:

  • block selection mode has been added (alt+mouse)
  • a “search in folders” dialog has been added
  • the settings file can now be saved, deleted or loaded
  • all the colors for the syntax highlighting can now be changed (a preconfigured dark theme is available)
  • graphics environments and .asy files have their own syntax highlighting mode
  • a selected piece of text can now be surrounded by french/german quotes (these quotes has been added to the “LaTeX” menu and to the completion)
  • a panel can be added in the structure view to show the list of opened files (”View” menu)
  • the Texdoc tool can be launched directly via the Help menu (users can select the name of the environment before calling Texdoc)
  • the list of label and bibliography items can now be used to customize the completion
  • the “recent files” list can now be cleaned
  • the shortcuts of some commands can now be changed (”switching between the editor and the pdf viewer”, “french/german quotes”, “next/previous document”,…)
  • *.asy files can now be opened directly without using the “all files” filter
  • *.jpeg has been added to the list of the “includegraphics wizard”
  • .thm and .pre files are now deleted while using the “clean” command
  • windows and mac versions are now compiled with Qt 4.8 and poppler 0.18.2
  • a version compiled on macosx lion is now available
  • the version number is now added to the info.plist file (macosx)

Further several bugs have been fixed. The complete ChangeLog can be found here. Click here for downloading versions for Linux, Mac OS X or Windows or source files.

There may be high-end publishing systems that rival TeX/LaTeX but I haven’t seen them.

If you are new to TeX/LaTeX or are just looking for information, try the TeX Users Group (TUG) website. Please consider joining TUG or any of the other TeX user groups. Memberships help sponsor the wealth of resources you see at this site.

Comprehensive LaTeX symbol list

Wednesday, May 11th, 2011

Comprehensive LaTeX symbol list

Scott Pakin has assembled a list of LaTeX symbols, current as of 2009.

If you start authoring serious papers on topic maps you are likely to be using TeX/LaTeX.

Detexify2 – LaTeX symbol classifier

Tuesday, April 19th, 2011

Detexify2 – LaTeX symbol classifier

Clever interface that enables the search for a LaTeX symbol by drawing the symbol in a provided box.

Aside from its usefulness to the TeX/LaTeX community, I mention this because it illustrates that not all searches (or subject identities) are text based.

TeXMaker 3.0 Released!

Thursday, April 7th, 2011

TeXMaker 3.0 Released!

From the post:

The version 3.0 of the free LaTeX editor Texmaker has been released yesterday. The most notable changes are: Texmaker

  • Extensively modified user interface: no tabs and a fully integrated pdf previewer
  • The auto-complete commands list can be extended by users
  • Label checking in master/child documents
  • A new full-screen mode
  • Mouse-over tooltips for mathematical symbols in the panels
  • New keyboard shortcuts
  • Important bugfixes

If you are going to do serious publishing about topic maps, it is most likely going to be with TeX/LaTeX.


Update: TeXmaker 3.2 released.

TeXBlog – Typography with TeX and LaTeX

Monday, February 28th, 2011

TeXBlog – Typography with TeX and LaTeX

I mention this blog for several reasons.

TeX and LaTeX would benefit from the production of a topic map that eased users from less capable systems to a more full featured publication system.

To that extent, this blog would be an excellent starting place for gathering resources for such an effort.

Most of the major academic houses require the use of TeX or LaTeX for publications so if you want to publish about topic maps, that knowledge is a presumed starting point.

Knowledge of TeX and LaTeX will give you an example of how a well designed system can prosper and grow over time. Something to aspire to.